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First Round Pick Cole Tucker Suffers a Minor Thumb Injury

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Pittsburgh Pirates first round pick Cole Tucker has suffered a minor thumb injury, which will keep him out for a few days. The shortstop suffered the injury in Monday’s game against the GCL Yankees in Tampa.

“The field was wet and there was a ground ball up the middle,” Tucker said, describing how the injury happened. “I ran for it, but I kind of slipped and put my glove down to brace myself, and my thumb just kind of bent back.”

Tucker said that he had a minor sprain to his UCL, and that he only expected to be out for a few days. He was walking around with a brace and a cast on his thumb today, but wasn’t wearing it after the game.

After the injury happened, Tucker left the game to get x-rays. He’s not feeling much pain in the thumb, but has trouble right now squeezing the glove or gripping a bat. He’ll treat the thumb with ice and a splint for a few days.

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Tim Williams
Tim Williams
Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of PiratesProspects.com. He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.

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